I know it is now February, but I just realized I never posted about Halloween!
My son chose to wear a hand-me-down store bought Spider-man costume, so I won’t even include a picture! But to go along with Spider-man I made a Wonder Woman costume for my daughter.
I absolutely loved her costume!
I used felt to make the Wonder Woman sybol and I sewed it onto her shirt. I also used felt for the headband, arm bands, and the stars. The boots are made out of felt material also, but not the felt squares.
I love using felt for costumes! It is so versatile and easy to use.
The skirt is made out of tulle and elastic. I just cut pieces of tulle a little more than twice as long as I wanted the skirt and then tied it on the the elastic. It took two rolls of tulle to make the skirt. I then sewed felt stars onto it.
The boots were the hardest thing to make. I used my pattern from making the Jake boots and just adjusted the size. I wanted these taller and her feet are smaller. I put a piece of elastic inside that goes under her foot and inside the shoe to hold the boots in place.
My favorite part of the costume is the cape. I just love how it turned out.
I used silk material to make the cape. To make the segments I measured out the entire cape onto paper I tapped together to be large enough. Then I fold the paper in half and in half again. I then cut it apart. One of these segments became the red. I then cut another segment in half again to make the blue and white segments. I used my paper pattern to cut out the segments and sewed them together. I cut a little extra on each piece for seam allowance. For the bottom and edges of the cape I just used a lighter and melted it instead of hemming.
I made button holes on the cape and sewed buttons on the shirt to attach it. I thought that would hold it in place better than tying it on.
I always have fun making the costumes. I really love this one and will probably keep it forever!